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New York Cap Rugby League USA RL

£14.95

17 in stock

The New York Cap Rugby League by Ellis Rugby features the club Crest embroidery on the front on a dark navy cap..

The branding of the New York Rugby League is as iconic as the City itself. In addition, it includes a number of references to the city within its design.  The famous New York colours and city skyline.

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An Introduction to New York Cap Rugby League

The New York Cap Rugby League by Ellis Rugby features the club Crest embroidery on the front on a dark navy cap..

The branding of the New York Rugby League is as iconic as the City itself. In addition, it includes a number of references to the city within its design such as the famous New York colours and city skyline.

While the game is relatively new to New York, the USA has an interesting history in Rugby League. In late 1953, the American All Stars followed up on their tour of Australia and New Zealand by visiting France. The squad was quite different to the previous tourists and many of the players had never played Rugby League. It is detailed in the book ‘No Helmets Required’.

The rookie team had lost their first game to Languedoc XIII Rugby League selection 30 American All Stars 22. They experience narrow defeats against Albi and the Espoirs de France in Perpignan. But the Americans were quick learners and keen to improve in their next outing against Provence at the Stade de Saint-Ruf at Avignon. Despite getting off to the worst possible start by losing Virgil Elwess to injury and conceding two quick fire tries through winger Maigre. The USA Team starting playing to their potential.

Rookie American All Stars shock Provence XIII

On the 25 minute mark ‘granite’ Mike Dimitro touched down and Bob Lampshire converted. Six minutes later they were ahead. Calvin Hildenberg scored a try to make the score 11-9. Soon after Teddy Grossman scored a try and the ever reliable boot of Lampshire converted. Lampshire added to his kicking prowess with a finely worked try. And then the slender crew-cut young winger Exley intercepted to loose pass. He released Hildenberg to score on 65 minutes. Avignon’s ranges Centre Grangeon’s late try for provence was only consolation. The game was won! The American All Stars had achieve a remarkable victory over an experienced representative team.

This Ellis Rugby New York Cap Rugby League is a 6 Panel traditional baseball style cap with a full US style elasticated back. Manufactured in 100% Dark Navy Soft Touch Cotton this cap features New York City Rugby League embroidery on the front.  Also included on this design is matching navy peak, side lining and stitch vent holes. One size fits all.

Ellis Rugby have joined forces with New York City Rugby League, to produce this Licensed product.

The range launched earlier this year and includes New York Rugby League PoloNavy or Orange T-Shirt and Sweat Shirt.

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One Size Fits All

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